Paul J. Odenthal, PE, CEM

Senior Associate Vice President for Administration

Paul Odenthal is the senior associate vice president for administration and oversees public safety, insurance and risk management services, environmental health and safety, procurement, contracts and materials management, capital planning and development, real property, facilities services and transportation services. He is also designated to act on behalf of the vice president for finance and administration. Paul has over 30 years of experience leading large organizations in facilities operations and support services integration on both Navy installations and in the education environment. Prior to joining OSU, Paul served as executive administrator for facilities over the Beaverton Oregon School District’s 54 campuses. His career as a Navy Civil Engineer Corps Officer included serving as a naval base commander, integrating all aspects of community and safety services for over 30,000 people; Commodore of a Naval Construction Group, executing peacetime and combat construction, disaster recovery and humanitarian assistance operations worldwide; and Deputy Commander of Naval Facilities Engineering Command MidAtlantic, managing the infrastructure of the Navy’s largest region. He holds both a bachelor's and master's of science in civil engineering from Oregon State University, a Masters of Art in Military Operations from Air University, and he completed the Advanced Executive Program at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. Paul is a registered Professional Civil Engineer in California and a Certified Energy Manager.

His Executive Assistant is Tracy Elmshaeuser.